I used BackupBuddy to revert the database and overwrote the wordpress files of version 5.0.2 with 4.9.9. However I can't use the admin without the Database Update Required screen blocking me. How to i stop this upgrade from happening?
You are facing the issue due to the different database versions. Please, follow this steps to fix the issue:
- Head to /wp-include/ folder.
- Open the version.php file.
- Find the value for $wp_db_version.
- Open your database. Find wp_options.
Use the following line to identify the value of db_version:
SELECT option_value FROM yourdatabase.wp_options WHERE option_name = 'db_version';
The values of $wp_db_version and db_version must be the same. Make sure that you make the change in the version.php file, but not the database.